CLARC 2023
Language and Language Data

International Scientific Conference 

28 – 30 September 2023
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Rijeka

Call for papers

The Center for Language Research of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Rijeka, Croatia, invites you to participate in the international scientific conference entitled “Language and Language Data”. We invite the submission of abstract proposals for individual papers and panels. We seek quality, unpublished papers that address the empirical, theoretical, and/or methodological aspects of research focusing on the topics concerning the relationship between language and language data:

Topics and themes

Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing:

  1. Machine learning and Deep learning for NLP
  2. Application of large language models for analysis of linguistic data
  3. Sentiment analysis in social media
  4. Named entity recognition and classification
  5. Question answering systems
  6. Dialogue systems and chatbots
  7. Text generation and summarization
  8. Automatic speech recognition and synthesis
  9. Methods and techniques for digital knowledge management
  10. Common infrastructure for language data processing
  11. Digital Techniques for Text Visualization

Corpus Linguistics:

  1. Corpus design and annotation
  2. Corpus-based lexical and grammatical analysis
  3. Corpus-based contrastive linguistics
  4. Corpus-based pragmatics
  5. Corpus-based discourse analysis
  6. Corpus-based studies of language change
  7. Digitalization of Philological Manuscripts

Sociolinguistics, Pragmatics, and Discourse Analysis:

  1. Multilingualism and language contact
  2. Methods and techniques for digital text analysis
  3. Methods of analyisng language attitudes and stereotypes, politeness and impoliteness, discourse markers
  4. Conversational analysis and turn-taking
  5. Speech acts and performatives

Language and Cultural Studies:

  1. Language and identity
  2. The role of language data in cultural transmission
  3. The relationship between language data and power
  4. Code-switching and language alternation
  5. The representation of linguistic and cultural diversity in media
  6. Critical discourse analysis of media narratives

Language Data and its Legal and Economic Implications:

  1. Intellectual property rights and language data
  2. Data privacy and language data
  3. The commercial use of language data
  4. The ethics of language data collection and analysis
  5. The role of language data in trade and commerce
  6. The economic impact of language technology

The Intersection of Language and Tourism:

  1. Language planning for tourism destinations
  2. The use of language technology in tourism
  3. Intercultural communication in tourism
  4. The impact of language on tourist experiences
  5. Marketing and promoting tourist destinations through language
  6. The role of language in cultural heritage tourism.

Medicine and Public Health:

  1. Medical terminology and language use in healthcare
  2. Cross-cultural communication in healthcare
  3. Health literacy and patient communication
  4. The language of health promotion and disease prevention
  5. The use of language technology in healthcare
  6. Discourse analysis of medical and public health debates.

Papers and panels focusing on any language and adopting any theoretical perspective are welcome. We particularly welcome interdisciplinary papers and panels. Proposals will be evaluated anonymously by two reviewers based on their scientific contribution, content quality, thematic relevance and abstract quality.  Working languages of the conference are English and Croatian.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers

We are honored that the following distinguished scholars have agreed to deliver their plenary lectures at the conference: 

Maja Miličević Petrović

UNIVERSITY of bologna

Associate Professor

Marko Tadić



Abstract Submissions

General Session Papers

We invite submissions of anonymous abstracts suited for a 15-minute presentation, followed by a 10-minute discussion. Each participant can be the first author of one presentation only. The number of joint presentations is not limited.

Instructions for authors

Authors are invited to submit either an extended abstract  or a  full paper describing work to be presented at the conference. The extended abstract will be published in the book of abstracts and the full papers in the conference proceedings, both of which will be published on the conference website under the Creative Commons license at the beginning of the conference. We leave it up to the authors whether to submit their contributions anonymized or not. The extended abstracts and full papers can be published in any of the official languages of the conference (Croatian or English). 

The extended abstracts should be 1-3 pages long,
formatted according to the conference guidelines:
Word template

The full papers should be 6–8 pages,
formatted according to the conference guidelines:
Word template

Templates are also available for papers written in Croatian; you can find them on the Croatian page of the conference.

The contributions are collected using EasyChair by clicking on this link.

Registration Fees

Early registration: July 10 – September 1, 2023
Payment : 95 EUR 

Late registration: September 1 – September 28, 2023
Payment : 145 EUR

Registration fees cover the cost of conference materials and refreshments during the breaks. On-site registration will not be possible. Information about the conference dinner will be available closer to the conference dates.


Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka
Sveučilišna avenija 4, 51000 Rijeka, Croatia

About Rijeka

Important Dates

Conference dates: September 28 – 30, 2023
Abstract submission deadline: July 1, 2023
Ful paper submission deadline: November 1, 2023
Notification of acceptance (for all submissions): July 10, 2023 
Conference program announcement: July 30, 2023

Programme Committee

Mirjana Crnić Novosel (Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics), Branka Drljača Margić (University of Rijeka, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences), Koraljka Kuzman Šlogar (DARIAH-HR), Cecilija Jurčić Katunar (University of Rijeka, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences), Tihana Kraš (University of Rijeka, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences), Mihaela Matešić (University of Rijeka, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences), Benedikt Perak (University of Rijeka, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences), Diana Stolac (University of Rijeka, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences), Zvjezdana Vrzić (New York University; University of Rijeka, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences), Boris Pritchard (University of Rijeka, Faculty of Maritime Studies), Mirjana Borucinsky, Anita Memišević (University of Rijeka, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences), Isabella Matticchio (University of Rijeka, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences), Lucia Načinović Prskalo (University of Rijeka, Faculty of Informatics and Digital Technologies), Alessandra Molino (University of Turin), Slobodanka Dimova (University of Copenhagen), Agnes Pisanski Peterlin (University of Ljubljana).

Organizing Committee

Mirjana Crnić Novosel, Branka Drljača Margić, Maja Đurđulov, Cecilija Jurčić Katunar, Tihana Kraš, Mihaela Matešić, Benedikt Perak, Iva Peršić, Zvjezdana Vrzić, Martina Podboj, Mirjana Borucinsky, Anita Memišević,  Isabella, Matticchio, Lucia Načinović Prskalo, Jasna Bićanić, Sandra Jukić


en_GBEnglish (UK)